July 29, 2010

VOCABULARY: Google Battle

This is another interesting tool to compare words.

Have you ever wondered what kind of word is more used, PANTS or TROUSERS?

What's the right preposition to use after STUDY, study in / at? In fact both are right but are used with different words.

Apart from comparing words and expressions, below the search box, you can have see example sentences with the terms you've inserted.

  • students can search for the right preposition to use after certain verbs.
  • students can discover the right collocation for a word.
  • you can see what kind of language is more popular nowadays.
Read more about GOOGLEBATTLE @ Nik Peachey's fantastic blog.

July 27, 2010

Make videos on the Web

Sharing one more great e-book which might be very helpful to teachers.

MAKING VIDEOS ON THE WEB (by Richard Byrne)provides teachers with various webtools which can be used for the creation of videos. It also brings tutorials to various editing tools such as animoto and aviary.

Making Videos on the Web - A Guide for Teachers -

The book can be downloaded, printed or read online.

July 25, 2010

Navigating the Multimedia World

EDUTOPIA (The George Lucas Educational Foundation) is a wonderful online magazine with interesting articles and videos about the integration of technology in education. I've just found an interesting video about new ways of communication that should also be taught at school.

July 24, 2010

Comic creator: BITSTRIPS

I've just read about Bitstrips and decided to give it a try.

First of all, you create your own avatar, which can be included in your comic strips as I did in mine. Then, you can start creating your comic strip. There's a variety of characters, scenes, furniture, props and effects you can choose from.

After creating your comic strip, publish it and click SHARE to get the embed code. YOu can publish the strip viewer , like I did or grab the image for the comic strip (found it too big for my template so I took a screenshot instead).

Watch a video about BITSTRIPS FOR SCHOOL

July 17, 2010

WORKSHOP: SpecialKids photography

I'm very happy to help advertise a very interesting workshop "SpecialKids Photography" which will take place in:

Uberlândia - MG (Brazil)
on August 06 / 07 ,  2010 
at Cultura Inglesa Uberlândia.

One of the workshops is dedicated to photographers and another to parents, teachers and therapists.

July 4, 2010

On vacation in the US

I'm awfully happy to finally be reunited with my baby daughter who is about to finish her exchange program in the US. She lived next to Dallas for a year and now is about to go back home. I'm in the US at the moment, visiting her host family so I'll be away for two weeks and  won't posting for that period of time. Meanwhile, follow my tweets below.